So, very recently, I have had some major changes in my life.. These past two weeks have been a whirlwind for me, and it has made me look at my life plan a lot differently..
I am a firm believer that if one door closes, another door is bound to open. But in life, we don’t always see the ‘door’ as a ‘door’. Does one thing have to end for another door to open? Or is this just what we tell ourselves when a door closes and there is nothing but darkness?
Almost two weeks ago, a door closed for me. My relationship of nine months was no more.. But I knew that it was for the best, and I told myself that another door would open soon. And I was right.
A few days after the break up, I forced myself to focus on my blog and my college homework. I told myself that I would be okay with time, but I hated waiting around for time to do it’s thing. So I decided to distract myself while I waited. I made a plan for the future of my blog, my business, and my life, and I wrote down what I wanted out of each of them.
Three days later, I started getting 100 views a day on my blog. More people were liking and commenting than ever before! (I was lucky if I made it past 100 views a month before now!)
I talked to a friend of mine at college about doing a blog post about him for my blog, and we did the interview a week after ‘the other door closed‘. (That post is coming soon, so please keep an eye out for that!)
I also started an Etsy account (more on that later) to try to sell some of my creations from here on the homestead! I’m still trying to get things uploaded to it, and I’m still trying to understand the complexity of it. But so far so good with it! I will be sure to add the link to my blog once I get everything straightened out with it so that you guys can take a look! At the moment, I’m only shipping within the United States. But I plan to expand eventually, for all of my readers who live in other countries who want to support Farm Girl Homesteading! ❤
One door may have closed.. But a huge door opened for me. A door that will help me to start the life I’ve been dreaming of.
I will never regret the past nine months, for it made me a better person and it taught me a lot of life lessons that I needed to be taught. I will always be thankful for a mother who has taught me to see the bright side in everything (even if I don’t always do so).
With that said, I’ve made a new life plan for my life that I plan to stick to and accomplish. I’ve always been someone who makes a plan and sees it through. So for me to make a life plan, is a lot like if you were to make a shopping list. Do you always get everything on the list that you need? Almost everything.. Do you leave the store with a lot more things than you planned on? Absolutely!
So below is my list of stuff I plan to accomplish by the end of this year for my blog, as well as by the end of next year. (And I hope that you all hold me accountable for it!) 😉
Goals to reach by 2020:
- Create a Etsy. ✔
- Reach 200 followers.
- Start saving up some money to buy my future Farm/Homestead. (I can’t live with my grandparents forever..)
Goals to reach by 2021:
- Write something with another blogger.
- Reach 500 followers.
- Get my own domain name and start making money off my blog. (Pretty much EVERY bloggers dream right?)
- Do at least one sponsored post about farming.
- Take agriculture classes at college.
- Hopefully move out and start my own market farm!
What are your goals in life that you plan to have accomplished by the end of the year? Do you have the same goals for your blog? Have an amazing day! And always remember that with every door that closes, another one opens. ❤
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